Lancashire firefighters set for 24-hour walkout

Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny

Firefighters in Lancashire are to stage a strike in a dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are set to walk out from 9am on December 9 to 9am on December 10.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny, said: “This is a national dispute between the FBU and Government and is not a dispute between Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) and our firefighters.

“We do have a significant number of our staff who have given a commitment to maintain emergency cover and as a result the public can be reassured that the service plan to keep fire engines in Lancashire operational during the dispute period. We would urge all members of the public to be extra vigilant however and be aware that for minor fires in particular, there may be a longer wait for a fire engine.”